Gate 27 Caring (Nourishment)

Educational energy. The need to take care of yourself or take care of another. This care is directed at the family, group or team. People born to preserve, protect and take care of themselves and others.
The Gate of Caring

Summary of the Gates in  Rave Chart Structure:

  • Center: Sacral
  • Circuit: Defense
  • The Channel of Preservation (27-50)
  • Quarter (I): Initiation
  • Deity: Janus
  • Physiology: Sacral plexus
  • Additional Notes: Role Gates

The bearers of this Gate need to learn to take care of themselves and others. In their greatest exaltation, this is the Gate of Compassion, and in incorrectness, such people can easily begin to sacrifice their well-being for the interests of others. They should remember that the basis of any care is self-care, otherwise a person simply cannot be useful to others.
Six archetypal roles of care can be seen by considering the lines of this Gate: 1. Selfishness, 2. Independence, self-sufficiency, 3. Greed, 4. Generosity, generosity, 5. Dutifulness, leading, 6. Discretion, caution.
Since this is a sacred Gate, such people do not know who or what they care about. If they do not wait for a response and rush to protect everyone in a row, then this, at best, turns into a waste of time and effort, and at worst, disappointment.
Without the 50th Gate, these people have the drive to care for others, but lack the intuition to set healthy limits on their drive.

Lines — six stages of development of this energy and possible extremes in its manifestation:

Line 1
Sun exalted. The ego-driven first law of caring for oneself which is not necessarily at the expense of others. The power to care for oneself first.
The Earth in detriment. Envy and its attendant misfortunes. The power of selfishness that is manifested through envy.
Line 2
Self-sufficiency. The obvious law that to give, one must have.
The Moon exalted. The Mother. The great nourisher. The strength to nurture and the power to care.
Mars in detriment. The child depleting the resources of others. Weakness that can sap the strength and power of others.
Line 3
Greed. The obsession with having much more than one needs.
Pluto exalted. Here, the psychological manifestation. The obsession and dependency on knowing what is hidden. The secret policeman. The power derived in having more than one needs, whether sexually, mentally, or materially.
Mars in detriment. Mundane and wholly without redeeming value, greed, a lust that inevitably cripples and addicts. The lust for power to get more than one needs.
Line 4
Generosity. The natural sharing of attained abundance.
Uranus exalted. Magnanimous and qualitative sharing. The gift of rewarding those who are deserving. The power and strength to share generously.
Mars in detriment. Indiscriminate sharing. The potential loss of power and strength through indiscriminate sharing.
Line 5
The executor. The ability to distribute effectively the resources of others.
Jupiter exalted. Either, the gifted and principled agent of distribution or the good sense and ability to find one. The power and strength to care for the resources of others.
Saturn in detriment. A restrictive nature that hampers distribution or the seeking of advice and assistance. Weakness and the risk of loss of power restrict caring.
Line 6
Wariness. A protection against an abuse of generosity.
The Moon exalted. A practical and realistic approach to nurturing, whose appropriateness is guided by feelings and instinct. The power and strength to be realistic in one's capacities to care and nurture.
Pluto in detriment. A tendency to oversuspiciousness. The power of suspicion in limiting the expression of caring.

27 — 50 The Channel of Preservation
A Design of a Equality Fighter and Defender of Collective Values

The Sacral center contains the energies of sexuality, productivity, and the daily creative energy that makes everything possible on our planet. This center-motor is a source of vital energy in its purest form, which is inherent only in Generators and Manifesting Generators.